As Care First Animal Hospital is your neighborhood vet and loves to be involved in the local community, we participate in and sponsor many events throughout the year. Keep up with the latest pet news and events in Raleigh, NC and the Triangle area by checking back here regularly. If you have any questions about our veterinary events or news, please contact us at one of our locations.
Our trainer answers some of the most common questions she gets as a dog trainer. My dog barks at everything! Why and how can I stop it? Dogs bark for many reasons: to alert us of a stranger, to odd noises, and out of boredom. Most problematic dog barking is due to boredom or loneliness. ...
Eli, one of our Weight Loss Challenge contestants, is looking forward to more play time with his owner! Best Cat Toys for Weight Loss & Mental Stimulation Kitty toys provide environmental enrichment, exercise, and help facilitate weight loss in overweight cats. Aim to have a regular "play date" daily with your cat for at least...
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Wake County is a no-kill animal welfare organization striving to create a no-kill community. Through innovative initiatives, the dedicated staff and volunteers work to place over 3,000 pets with loving families each year and assist another 13,000 animals through additional life-saving programs. Pet Adoption...
Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation (PMR&R) Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation is a non-profit all breed dog rescue and rehab organization based in the Triangle area since 2006. We believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age. Our Approach to Rescuing Dogs All of our dogs come into our...
Let’s face it – whether we like it or not, most pets like to eat plants. Around the holidays, this can be especially dangerous. But what plants that are popular this time of year are actually harmful to your pets? Let’s break it down: Poinsettia If you’re a pet owner, you’ve no doubt heard about...
Dr. Joseph “Joe” Gordon, Care First Animal Hospital’s founder and CEO, joined the ranks of NC State University alumni recognized by the College of Agriculture and Life Science during the recent 2016 “Evening of Stars Gala.” Dr. Gordon was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni for 2016. Dr. Gordon was honored for his continuing commitment to...
We’ve been coming here for about seven years, and we feel like they’re our family. Ruby got very, very sick and had to have surgery. We get excellent care here, and also they hold your hand through some tough times. It’s really a wonderful place.
- Linda (Ruby and Harley)
My experiences with Care First Animal Hospital are ALWAYS SUPERIOR! The staff is exceptional and the medical care is superior! I adore the doctors and am so grateful for their loving care!
- Ann (Abby)
All of your providers, from the greeting at the front desk all the way to the doctors, are so amazing. Everyone truly cares about my dog's health and well being. I wouldn't trust anyone else with our sweet little guy!
- Alli (Gunner)
Care First at Glenwood is the BEST! This practice is simply superb- caring & capable! My experience is consistently excellent. Every doctor & staff member I have met has always been top-notch! I consistently recommend Care First to my friends seeking veterinary care for their beloved animals.
- Liz (Macintosh)
Dr. Riego is the best. It was late in the evening, and she promised she would call me with an update. She called on her way home. I always trust her to do what is best for my girls. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Helen M. (Lily and Murphy)
You guys always take such great care of my dogs, thanks SO much. I especially appreciate that you have always been able to fit Jessie into the schedule whenever her skin issues have acted up so much that she needed to be seen.
- Sarah (Jessie)
Really enjoyed our experience with Dr. McConnell! Very professional and clearly knowledgeable. Cayman loves her! Will recommend to friends.
- Adam (Cayman)
Dr. McConnell and team are the best. They have always treated my dogs like family. I would recommend Care First at Tryon to any new pet owner or anyone looking for personalized care.